Highlands Fishing

Kiltearn House is situated in the heart of the Northern Highlands on the shores of the Cromarty Firth, just a 40 minute drive from Inverness airport.We are ideally located for access to some of the best fishing that Ross-shire has to offer.Two major salmon rivers drain into the firth and there are a number of lochs locally offering excellent wild brown trout fishing.

Whatever your level of experience, we can organise a fishing package for you to make the most of your stay here at Kiltearn House.

Freshly caught brown trout

Rainbow over Loch Stack

Fishing boat at the ready

Fishing Packages and Guided Day Trips

Local ghillie Tim Nixon has over 50 years of fly fishing experience which has taken him to beautiful wild highland fishing venues amongst breathtaking scenery. Tim has a wealth of knowledge and has retained his enthusiasm and passion throughout the years. He’s happy to introduce the novice to the wonderful art of fly fishing, or to act as a ghillie for the more experienced angler. Whatever your forte, we offer tailor made packages to suit your needs.

Stay and Fish Packages

Contact us direct for further details and for information on our special rate 'Stay and Fish' packages.

Daily fishing rates start at £85 (generally 9am-5pm) plus the cost of a permit; usually £30 for trout fishing or approximately £60 for salmon fishing.A donation for fuel cost is requested and this is up to the clients discretion.One or two clients per session is ideal and all fishing equipment ie rods, life jackets etc can be supplied. Packed lunches are also available to keep you going throughout the day.

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a fishing venue, set amidst the hills and beautiful Highland scenery. Below is a brief introduction to some of the most local sites.

Loch Meig

Long, narrow and beautiful reservoir loch almost two miles long but only 330 metres broad at its widest point.

Species: Wild and stocked brown trout and perch. Salmon and occasional sea trout enter the loch from June onwards but as per Fishery Board rules, these must be returned unharmed.

Loch Scardroy

A deep natural loch over 1.7 miles long in remote and wild highland country.

Species: wild brown trout, arctic char and ferox trout. Salmon enter the loch from July onwards but as per Fishery Board rules, these must be returned unharmed.

Loch Ruthven

A beautiful trout loch and nature reserve situated about 10 miles to the south of Inverness. A sizeable loch at about 2 miles in length.

Species: Trout

River Conon

Beginning at Loch Luichart, the River Conon flows in a south-easterly direction to be joined by the River Meig at Scatwell before passing through Loch Achonachie. It is joined by the Black Water at Moy Bridge, and the River Orrin at Urray, before flowing past Conon Bridge and into the Cromarty Firth.

Species: Salmon and trout

River Blackwater

The lower section begins in Contin, with the middle extending to Rogie Falls and the upper beat flowing out of Loch Garve down a short stretch into Loch na Croic.

Species: Spring salmon from May onwards (dependant on water temperature) with more fish arriving from late June until the end of September. Brown trout and pike

We can also arrange fishing on the River Alness. Please contact us for further details.

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